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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Receive Dutch Olympic Team

  August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm by

Today, Wednesday August 24, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima received the medal winners of the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony took place at the Noordeinde Palace where the athletes were greeted by the Royal Couple. At the end of the visit took place an official photo in the stairs of the Palace. For the occasion the Queen worn an orange dress that was matched with the … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day 12

  August 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

The Olympic Games in Rio wrap up on Sunday, but the royals are still there, cheering on their athletes. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been in Rio for two weeks, while King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden only arrived this week for some sports action. Frederik spent part of his day on a training ride with Danish mountain biker Annika Langvad, before attending the men’s handball match between … Continue reading

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Gold for the Netherlands! Willem-Alexander and Máxima Congratulate Olympic Champion

  August 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – were on hand today in Rio to congratulate Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe following his gold medal win in the RS:X sailing competition. The family welcomed van Rijsselberghe on to the yacht they were watching the race from afterwards, giving him congratulatory hugs. The previous evening, the King and Queen attended the final evening of the swimming … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Royals Attend IOC President’s Dinner in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, this evening hosted a dinner for IOC members at the Oceanico Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Attending were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary (who wore a recycled printed dress from Hugo Boss), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow evening, with the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 9, 2016 at 6:06 am by

Despite the mild concussion suffered by Queen Máxima after a fall last Friday, yesterday the Queen was able to take part in the annual summer photo session along with King Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The Royal Family posed in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst. At the photo session were also present the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nana. The Queen wasn’t the only … Continue reading

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List of Royal Attendees At Rio Olympics Starts To Take Shape

  July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am by

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to begin in less than a month’s time, and the list of royals who will be making the trip to the southern hemisphere for the event is beginning to form. Those confirmed as attending thus far are: Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie – they will be attending the opening ceremony on August 5, several sporting … Continue reading

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Greek President Begins An Official Visit to The Netherlands

  July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos today started a two-day official visit to The Netherlands along with his wife, Vlasiá Pavlopoulou. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed the President and his wife this morning in the courtyard of the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and President Pavlopoulos inspected the guard of honour and then were played the national anthems. After posing for the official photos, an audience took place. Then the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Visit Friesland Province

  June 13, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

Today, Monday June 13, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paid a visit to the Friesland Province. Upon their arrival in St. Annaparochie, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the students of the Campus Middelsee that was visited by the King and Queen. The Campus not only provides education for pupils but it is also an educational facility that aims to connect students with local business. Koningspaar op streekbezoek in … Continue reading

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Máxima and Willem-Alexander Attend Holland Festival

  June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands last night attended the opening of the 69th Holland Festival, the country’s largest performing arts festival. Following the opening performance, King Willem-Aleander and Queen Máxima went backstage to meet the cast and directors of the show. Queen Máxima wore a coral and red floral printed dress with a boat neckline and a pleated a-line skirt. This was paired with red accessories.

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Dutch Royals At “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016”

  May 26, 2016 at 10:17 am by

This morning, Thursday May 26, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, joined by Princess Beatrix, took part at the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2016” award ceremony at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. The theme of this year’s award was: “Do yourself together!” and was focused on communal facilities. Koningin Máxima reikt Appeltjes van Oranje 2016 uit in Paleis Noordeinde @OranjeFonds grote appel voor De Gaveborg pic.twitter.com/DeERnB9BjH — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Speaks At the European Parliament

  May 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm by

On the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, today Wednesday May 25, held a speech at the European Parliament reunited in plenary session in Brussels. The King began his speech recalling the terroristic attacks happened in Brussels two months ago. He also talked about the refugee emergency that afflicts the Member States of the European Union. King Willem-Alexander stressed the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Dress Up For Diplomatic Corps

  May 20, 2016 at 6:19 am by

Yesterday evening the Dutch royal family hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps in the royal palace in Amsterdam. Since the enthronement of King Willem-Alexander we are able to see some photos of the royal ladies and their jewels as they left the palace. Queen Máxima recycled a red dress by Natan from 2006. She paired it with the ruby tiara of Mellerio parure. She attached a brooch of the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Visits Dutch Troops in Jordan

  May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today, Thursday May 12, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander paid an unannounced visit to the Dutch troops in Jordan. The brief visit in Jordan began with a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Afterwards the King visited the operations area accompanied by the General Tom Middendorp, Commander of the Armed Forces. About 200 Dutch soldiers are active in the Air Force Middle East operations as part of the fight against ISIS … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Start of Giro D’Italia 2016

  May 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

This afternoon, Friday May 6, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the kick off of the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland. The cycling race started with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. The King visited the paddocks of some team and then followed the race in a supporting vehicle. Koning bij start van de 99e editie van de @giroditalia in Apeldoorn, @girogelderland https://t.co/brt3ieZpLF … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Mark Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

On May 4th and 5th, members of the Dutch Royal Family took part in the celebrations to mark Remembrance and Liberation Days. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Wednesday May 4th, Remembrance Day, attended a memorial service at the at the Nieuwe Kerk along with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Later the Royal Couple attended the national commemoration held at the Dam Square where took place the … Continue reading

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King’s Day Leads To Online Bullying And A Sold-Out Dress

  April 29, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As discussed here, the Dutch royal family celebrated the king’s birthday on April 27th in Zwolle. And as usual the Dutch newspapers and population have used yesterday and today to discuss their impressions of the day, which led to online bullying and a sold out dress. The three princesses were an utter delight. In previous years they were a bit more shy and in the background, staying close to their … Continue reading

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